In this issue

Jonathan Tobin: Defending the Right to a Jewish State

Heather Hale: Compliment your kids without giving them big heads

Megan Shauri: 10 ways you are ruining your own happiness

Carolyn Bigda: 8 Best Dividend Stocks for 2015

Kiplinger's Personal Finance editors: 7 Things You Didn't Know About Paying Off Student Loans

Samantha Olson: The Crucial Mistake 55% Of Parents Are Making At Their Baby's Bedtime

Densie Well, Ph.D., R.D. Open your eyes to yellow vegetables

The Kosher Gourmet by Megan Gordon With its colorful cache of purples and oranges and reds, COLLARD GREEN SLAW is a marvelous mood booster --- not to mention just downright delish
April 18, 2014

Rabbi Yonason Goldson: Clarifying one of the greatest philosophical conundrums in theology

Caroline B. Glick: The disappearance of US will

Megan Wallgren: 10 things I've learned from my teenagers

Lizette Borreli: Green Tea Boosts Brain Power, May Help Treat Dementia

John Ericson: Trying hard to be 'positive' but never succeeding? Blame Your Brain

The Kosher Gourmet by Julie Rothman Almondy, flourless torta del re (Italian king's cake), has royal roots, is simple to make, . . . but devour it because it's simply delicious

April 14, 2014

Rabbi Dr Naftali Brawer: Passover frees us from the tyranny of time

Greg Crosby: Passing Over Religion

Eric Schulzke: First degree: How America really recovered from a murder epidemic

Georgia Lee: When love is not enough: Teaching your kids about the realities of adult relationships

Cameron Huddleston: Freebies for Your Lawn and Garden

Gordon Pape: How you can tell if your financial adviser is setting you up for potential ruin

Dana Dovey: Up to 500,000 people die each year from hepatitis C-related liver disease. New Treatment Has Over 90% Success Rate

Justin Caba: Eating Watermelon Can Help Control High Blood Pressure

The Kosher Gourmet by Joshua E. London and Lou Marmon Don't dare pass over these Pesach picks for Manischewitz!

April 11, 2014

Rabbi Hillel Goldberg: Silence is much more than golden

Caroline B. Glick: Forgetting freedom at Passover

Susan Swann: How to value a child for who he is, not just what he does

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Financial Tasks You Should Tackle Right Now

Sandra Block and Lisa Gerstner: How to Profit From Your Passion

Susan Scutti: A Simple Blood Test Might Soon Diagnose Cancer

Chris Weller: Have A Slow Metabolism? Let Science Speed It Up For You

The Kosher Gourmet by Diane Rossen Worthington Whitefish Terrine: A French take on gefilte fish

April 9, 2014

Jonathan Tobin: Why Did Kerry Lie About Israeli Blame?

Samuel G. Freedman: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Jessica Ivins: A resolution 70 years later for a father's unsettling legacy of ashes from Dachau

Kim Giles: Asking for help is not weakness

Kathy Kristof and Barbara Hoch Marcus: 7 Great Growth Israeli Stocks

Matthew Mientka: How Beans, Peas, And Chickpeas Cleanse Bad Cholesterol and Lowers Risk of Heart Disease

Sabrina Bachai: 5 At-Home Treatments For Headaches

The Kosher Gourmet by Daniel Neman Have yourself a matzo ball: The secrets bubby never told you and recipes she could have never imagined

April 8, 2014

Lori Nawyn: At Your Wit's End and Back: Finding Peace

Susan B. Garland and Rachel L. Sheedy: Strategies Married Couples Can Use to Boost Benefits

David Muhlbaum: Smart Tax Deductions Non-Itemizers Can Claim

Jill Weisenberger, M.S., R.D.N., C.D.E : Before You Lose Your Mental Edge

Dana Dovey: Coffee Drinkers Rejoice! Your Cup Of Joe Can Prevent Death From Liver Disease

Chris Weller: Electric 'Thinking Cap' Puts Your Brain Power Into High Gear

The Kosher Gourmet by Marlene Parrish A gift of hazelnuts keeps giving --- for a variety of nutty recipes: Entree, side, soup, dessert

April 4, 2014

Rabbi David Gutterman: The Word for Nothing Means Everything

Charles Krauthammer: Kerry's folly, Chapter 3

Amy Peterson: A life of love: How to build lasting relationships with your children

John Ericson: Older Women: Save Your Heart, Prevent Stroke Don't Drink Diet

John Ericson: Why 50 million Americans will still have spring allergies after taking meds

Cameron Huddleston: Best and Worst Buys of April 2014

Stacy Rapacon: Great Mutual Funds for Young Investors

Sarah Boesveld: Teacher keeps promise to mail thousands of former students letters written by their past selves

The Kosher Gourmet by Sharon Thompson Anyone can make a salad, you say. But can they make a great salad? (SECRETS, TESTED TECHNIQUES + 4 RECIPES, INCLUDING DRESSINGS)

April 2, 2014

Paul Greenberg: Death and joy in the spring

Dan Barry: Should South Carolina Jews be forced to maintain this chimney built by Germans serving the Nazis?

Mayra Bitsko: Save me! An alien took over my child's personality

Frank Clayton: Get happy: 20 scientifically proven happiness activities

Susan Scutti: It's Genetic! Obesity and the 'Carb Breakdown' Gene

Lecia Bushak: Why Hand Sanitizer May Actually Harm Your Health

Stacy Rapacon: Great Funds You Can Own for $500 or Less

Cameron Huddleston: 7 Ways to Save on Home Decor

The Kosher Gourmet by Steve Petusevsky Exploring ingredients as edible-stuffed containers (TWO RECIPES + TIPS & TECHINQUES)

Jewish World Review June 28, 2005 / 21 Sivan, 5765

Is it duck season yet?

By Dave Weinbaum

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http://www.JewishWorldReview.com | Has anyone else noticed the potshots being lobbed at Bush from the House, Senate, and media? It's like Scrooge hunting. They only take cheap shots. It's not that verbal missiles weren't fired from the moment Bush announced he was running for his first term. It's not that the media has suddenly discovered they are further to the left than Lenin. It's not that Congress has found itself suddenly moral.

It IS all about duck season.

As hunters migrate to their political blinds, the President has become a larger and larger target. Oh those lousy backbiting….REPUBLICANS? Those ingrates!! Bush's "political capitol" is turning into Duck L'Orange. Have the elephants forgotten all the elections they won hanging from the coattails of Dubya? Have they forgotten the horror of Americans jumping to their deaths from atop the WTCs; and the other thousands US civilians that were murdered that clear late summer day? Have they forgotten the principles upon which we are at war? Have they forgotten who the donkeys are? HAVE THEY LOST THEIR MORAL COMPASSES?

I'm afraid the answer is an unqualified "YES!" What's driving this anti anything Bush says or does may be a conscious decision by congressional Repubs to position them to gain individual power over what they know to be right positions.

Benedict Arnold is celebrating in his grave. Why did John "Loyalty is everything" McCain and the six Republican dwarfs go behind the President's back to capitulate just so Democrats will "allow" an up or down vote on a few Bush judicial nominees? This is something the crybabies are constitutionally supposed to do anyway.

Did we not have an election? Are not the Republicans in power? Did the voters speak? Were the Democrats exercising the will of the voters when they threatened to destroy Bush's judicial nominees with unprecedented filibusters? Most importantly did the Republicans take advantage of Democrats' threatened filibuster against the appointment of two qualified women judges, one who happens to be Black? Hell no!

Surprise, surprise, Gomer! Within 72 hours of the "McCain surrender", the Democrats reneged by stalling Bolton's vote to become UN Ambassador. This was as predictable as Hillary's run for the President in '08.

McCain is not alone. Senators Chuck Hagel, Lindsey Graham, Arlen Spector, and George Voinovich and a slew of other prominent Republicans in the House have joined the ranks of the Democratic backbiters and are making the president look for beak and wing protectors.

If this keeps up, Bush'll be like a duck paddling upstream with one leg.

All of this brings to mind that swine duck hunter of the old Warner Brother's Looney Tunes, Elmer Fudd. Seems more and more Republicans are trying to upstage the Democrats, singing "A hunting we will go, a hunting we will go, high ho the dairyo, a hunting we will go….." At least Daffy fought back whether blackened by buckshot, flattened, or debeaked.

What's a lame duck to do?

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Bush needs to stop quacking and start whacking. Unlike the end of the Reagan and Clinton, stall 'em out second terms, Bush and the country has too much riding on his second term to let up.

Bush needs to get his head out of the clouds of his second odds against victory and stick it to the obstructionists on both sides of the aisle. Karl Rove has just flushed the turkeys from one side. The President must follow Karl's lead. The Democrats simply cannot handle the truth. The Republicans need to respect who got them their and quit insulting Bush for their own personal power surge. Their time will come.

Doing nothing will risk everything Bush has fought for, especially the war on terrorism.

Mr. President, tell it like it is and say it often. Volcanoes make their own openings.

And as Warner's younger pig, Porky says, "THAT'S ALL FOLKS!"

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